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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Human Rights Network

2007 Human Rights Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 0
MT State House 10 Mark Blasdel Republican 0
MT State House 13 Pat Ingraham Republican 6
MT State House 18 Jesse O'Hara Republican 13
MT State House 40 Bill McChesney Democratic 88
MT State House 43 Duane Ankney Republican 19
MT State House 58 Krayton Kerns Republican 0
MT State House 63 Franke Wilmer Democratic 100
MT State House 66 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 100
MT State House 81 Galen Hollenbaugh Democratic 94
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 100
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 6
MT State Senate 4 Jon Sonju Republican 0
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 0
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 6
MT State Senate 8 Shannon Augare Democratic 94
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 0
MT State Senate 12 Mitch Tropila Democratic 93
MT State Senate 14 Llewelyn Jones Republican 19
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 7
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 81
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 25
MT State Senate 25 Kendall Van Dyk Democratic 94
MT State Senate 26 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 100
MT State Senate 27 Elsie Arntzen Republican 13
MT State Senate 28 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 13
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 80
MT State Senate 33 Mike Phillips Democratic 100
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 0
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 0
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 100
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 88
MT State Senate 39 Terry Murphy Republican 7
MT State Senate 40 Mary Caferro Democratic 94
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 20
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 100
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 100
MT Public Service Commissioner 3 Roger Koopman Republican 0
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 6
Keith Bales 0
Joe Balyeat 0
Gregory Barkus 0
William Beck, Sr. 0
Arlene Becker 94
Bob Bergren 94
Norma Bixby 100
Jerry Black 7
Scott Boggio 6
Gary Branae 94
Roy Brown 20
John Brueggeman 40
Edward Butcher 0
Terrence Callahan 94
Margarett Campbell 94
Edith Clark 6
John Cobb 60
Vicki Cocchiarella 87
Jill Cohenour 100
Mike Cooney 100
Douglas Cordier 81
Aubyn Curtiss 0
Sue Dickenson 100
Ernie Dutton 19
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 94
Jim Elliott 100
Ron Erickson 100
John Esp 20
George Loren Everett 0
Julie French 88
Kevin Furey 94
David Gallik 100
Steven Gallus 100
Kelly Gebhardt 13
Kim Gillan 93
William Glaser 0
Wanda Grinde 94
George Groesbeck 100
Robin Hamilton 88
Betsy Hands 100
Kenneth Hansen 80
Dan Harrington 93
Ray Hawk 0
Robert Hawks 100
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 6
Gordon Hendrick 6
Teresa Henry 100
Edward Hilbert 0
Dennis Himmelberger 0
Cynthia Hiner 75
Hal Jacobson 100
Joey Jayne 88
Bill Jones 25
Mike Jopek 100
Rick Jore 0
Carol Juneau 100
Dave Kasten 0
Sam Kitzenberg 73
Harry Klock 19
Deborah Kottel 88
Richard Laible 20
Carol Lambert 25
Michael Lange 0
Lane Larson 80
Jesse Laslovich 93
Greg Lind 100
Gary MacLaren 6
Bruce Malcolm 6
Dave McAlpin 100
Daniel McGee 0
Tom McGillvray 0
Walter McNutt 25
Scott Mendenhall 0
Mike Milburn 0
Penny Armstrong Morgan 25
Lynda Moss 100
John Musgrove 100
Art Noonan 88
Bill Nooney 6
John Parker 88
Gerald Pease 87
Gary Perry 13
Kenneth Peterson 6
Holly Raser 100
Michele Reinhart 100
Diane Rice 6
John Ross 19
Don Ryan 80
Diane Sands 100
Trudi Schmidt 93
Jim Shockley 20
John Sinrud 0
Veronica Small-Eastman 94
Frank Smith 100
Wayne Stahl 6
Corey Stapleton 13
Donald Steinbeisser 7
Ronald Stoker 6
Robert Story, Jr. 7
Bill Tash 20
William Thomas 75
Joseph Tropila 80
John Ward 19
Dan Weinberg 100
Jack Wells 0
Carol Williams 93
Bill Wilson 88
Brady Wiseman 100
Craig Witte 6

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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